Voluminous Sleeves

Isabel MarantIsabel Marant’s take on the bold sleeve.


Showcasing a range of iterations from one-shoulder evening blouses to crisp, poplin styles perfect for the office, houses including Louis Vuitton, Céline and Gucci are bringing one of those looks of yore, the voluminous sleeve, firmly back into the spotlight this spring,

“Isabel Marant did it to perfection and has been for a while,” says celebrity stylist Cher Coulter, whose client list includes stars like Kate Bosworth, Sienna Miller and Kirsten Dunst. To avoid being overwhelmed by the silhouette, Coulter recommends you “nip the waist, roll the sleeves up and keep the fabrics relatively soft.” So as not to err into “Dynasty” territory, keep the rest of your look minimal.

  • Pair See By Chloé’s Balloon-Sleeved Cropped Cotton Shirt with black cigarette pants and a suede pump for a fashion-forward spin on workwear, $181, at matchesfashion.com.

  • Teamed with block-heel sandals and a raffia bag, this Valeria Ruffled Printed Silk Dress from Stella McCartney is perfect for a casual day of errands or a fun brunch, $2,315, at stellamccartney.com.

  • Elevate your vacation wardrobe with this dramatic, embroidered Harvest Linen Caftan from Yuliya Magdych, $1,260, modaoperandi.com.

By Nicky Deam